Parenting Therapists in Orinda, CA

See all therapists in Orinda
Photo of Brian Clark, Psychologist in Orinda, CA
Brian Clark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
My practice focuses on therapy for adolescents and adults. I specialize in achievement pressure, school stress, work stress, AD/HD, acting out teens, single parenting , parental support, depression, and anxiety. My treatment approach supports both parents and children in developing healthy strategies for navigating the pressure that is so prevalent in schools and communities today. I also work with individual adult clients facing anxiety, depression, and life changes.
(925) 521-6404 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Melissa Rapp, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Melissa Rapp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
While for years I worked with children doing play therapy, I now prefer to work with parents and families to address issues concerning children, family dynamics, and parenting /step- parenting .
I work with individuals and couples to help reduce struggles and find ways to live more fulfilling, gratifying lives. Our relationship is the context in which we work to find where you're stuck, what's getting in your way, and ways to do things differently. My specialty areas include grief and loss, adoption, ADHD, race/class issues, work/life balance, LGBTQ issues, and divorce. I help people manage anxiety and mood problems. I help couples with concerns related to parenting , managing conflict, and addressing needs and expectations. I see communication as the grease that keeps relationships running smoothly, and I help facilitate good communication.
(510) 822-7911 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Photo of Kathryn Orfirer, Psychologist in Orinda, CA
Kathryn Orfirer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I offer individual therapy, play therapy, infant/child- parent psychotherapy, parent guidance/coaching and filial therapy.
A clinical and developmental psychologist with over 30 years experience, I work with adults, parents and children from birth through adolescence. Development is a continual balance of equilibrium and disequilibrium; a lifelong process as our bodies, brains, relationships and societal expectations change. While the challenges along the way bring the discomfort of vulnerability and negative emotions, they also create opportunity for growth and change. From infancy on, we all have an inner vitality into which therapy can allow us to tap. Therapy provides a safe protected space that nurtures exploration, reflection, growth and change.
(510) 692-9736 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jeannette Harroun, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Jeannette Harroun
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Kids don't always use words but behavior always has a message and may also be a form of SOS. I help children and teens feel better about themselves and improve their behavior at home or at school. I also help parents and families understand and deal with the mistaken goals of misbehavior. I believe there is always a reason, feeling or unmet need. Understanding and addressing the underlying message helps build bridges with kids and teens. I provide individual, parenting or family sessions that range from educational coaching and enrichment or addressing specific concerns.
(925) 890-7478 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Erica Fawn Thomas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Erica Fawn Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Parenting can be the hardest job in the world and I am here to help. Do you have a difficult teenager? Is your child having trouble in High School? Has your family experienced divorce, remarriage, or difficulties with co- parenting ? These types of issues have become very common and it is normal to need some help coping with them. I have many years experience working with children and their families and as a parent I can relate to the difficulties that arise each day. The decision to start therapy can be difficult because you may feel that you have already tried everything or you wonder if this will really help.
(925) 281-3551 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Karen Flynn, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Karen Flynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified
I love my work! My specialty is repairing relationships using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman-focused techniques. Educated and experienced in both models, I have completed all necessary requirements for certification. EFT is ideal for use with couples, individuals, and families. Clinical background includes training from UCSF's Infant- Parent -Program in San Francisco, The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, in addition to The Women's Therapy Center also in Berkeley. If you are looking to enhance any relationship using evidence-based techniques and you welcome a compassionate challenge, then we should talk.
(510) 272-7350 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Marla R Rosen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Marla R Rosen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MFT
Verified
These days are chaotic and the landscape of life is constantly shifting. As a parent you are multitasking and trying to understand and help manage your child's emotions. It is excruciating to feel so helpless when your child retreats into depression or acts out in anger or fits of anxiety. Your child is suffering socially and emotionally from the Pandemic and this territory is scary! You are spread as far out as you can imagine and still you stretch further losing your joy and confidence as a parent . You want to slow down, and lean into strategies that support your child and are sustainable. Time to ground and reconnect.
(510) 399-0473 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Laura Frame, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orinda, CA
Laura Frame
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified
I offer individual therapy for adults, infant/child- parent psychotherapy, play therapy, and parent guidance.
Growth, change and transformation happen in the context of crucial relationships in our lives. We also experience pain, loss, absence, fear, shame, and more within those relationships – as children and as adults. Our life experiences, intertwined with our cultural background and unique neurobiology, lead us to become who we are, but may not lead us to become who we want to be. Psychotherapy offers an opportunity to create lives and relationships that are more satisfying and in which we feel more alive.
(510) 399-2147 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Jennifer Pister, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Jennifer Pister
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I have a special interest in working with: Parents, both individuals and couples, to promote growth through parenting challenges; Adults or teens that are working on autonomy from their family.
Whether you are depressed, anxious, confused, or wanting better communication between you and your partner, family, friends or self, I can help you get to know yourself and what is driving your thoughts and feelings. This self wisdom leads to greater choice in your relationships. You can only change you, but changing you leads to changes in the world around you, including the people in your life. I would love to help you listen to and trust your inner guidance in making choices that support you.
(510) 358-4933 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Photo of Margie Ryerson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Margie Ryerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
My orientation is cognitive and behavioral (CBT). I'm a caring compassionate listener and also actively engage with clients to elicit thoughts, feelings, and strategies for healing. My specialties include eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, couples, family issues, parenting , and teens. My therapy approach is directive and problem-solving while encouraging self-acceptance and compassion. I believe that everyone is capable of change at his or her own rate and comfort level. I help my clients eliminate self-critical thinking that too often sabotages their happiness and their relationships.
(925) 392-3516 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Valerie Rosenfield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orinda, CA
Valerie Rosenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
In my office, you can begin addressing these issues and others like addictions, panic, low self esteem, sexuality, gender issues, parenting , job concerns, and difficulty making decisions.
Choosing a therapist online can be a challenge because it is hard to get a gut feeling if there will be a good match. I invite you to watch a brief video on my website to get a sense if you would feel comfortable working with me. I specialize in working with people who feel stuck or believe that they have "tried everything." I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Aprroved EMDR Consultant. In my office, you will find a safe place to explore, grow, and heal.
(510) 962-8266 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Karlene Alves, Psychologist in Orinda, CA
Karlene Alves
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Reaching out for support from a therapist can be a vulnerable experience, whether you are an adult, parent , or need support for your child/teen, I welcome you to reach out and I can collaborate with you to help clarify and define your goals for treatment.
In my practice of helping others strive for mental wellness, I believe in taking a holistic approach. I specialize in working with children, teens and adults with anxiety, depression and life transitions. I also work with parents in ways to effectively support their children and manage their own mental well-being throughout the parenting journey. In addition I have previously served hundreds of parents and their children in speciality areas such as teen anxiety, teen DBT, and pre-adolescence emotional regulation skill building. I also have specialized training in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.
(925) 248-3421 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephanie Uhl, Psychologist in Orinda, CA
Stephanie Uhl
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I specialize in working with children, teens and adults with anxiety disorders and OCD using evidence-based practices (primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies and Exposure Response Prevention). In addition to working with anxiety disorders and OCD, I also work with children, adolescents, and adults on improving self-regulation skills, reducing procrastination, and increasing proactive coping skills to improve resilience in the face of life stressors. I believe that caregiver involvement is an essential part of my work with children and adolescents, and will often integrate parent coaching and training into my work.
(925) 406-3853 x1 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Photo of Debra Jay Sheppard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Debra Jay Sheppard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BA
Verified
I specialize in working with couples, parenting , parents with special needs children, young adults and grandparents. Family conflict, divorce, blended families who are undergoing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, academic, and relational issues need support and tools. Retirement, aging, caring for aging parents, caring for ill-loved ones, coping with life threatening illness and grief and loss are also important issues impacting life and family. Therapy can bring understanding, increase communication and create healthy relationships, life transitions and families.
(925) 357-9935 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Benjamin Tucker, Counselor in Orinda, CA
Benjamin Tucker
Counselor, MS, LPCC, BCBA
Verified
I provide services for 3 types of issues: 1) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders (e.g., Tics, hair pulling, skin picking, and hoarding), and anxiety disorders; 2) Autism Spectrum Disorder of all functioning levels; and 3) OCD, OCD-Spectrum Disorders, and anxiety co-occuring with Autism. My work is with children, teens, and adults and I provide services in office, home, and community settings ranging from once weekly to daily sessions. I take a family-based approach when treating children and teens by giving parent and caregiver training.
(925) 259-3549 
View
Orinda, CA 94563
Photo of Emily M. Margalit, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Emily M. Margalit
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
For a decade I've been working collaboratively with clients, developing ways to cope with and move through depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship and parenting issues, as well as providing emotional support to individuals and couples facing reproductive health issues, including infertility and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
At some point in our lives each of us faces obstacles or barriers we can't seem to overcome on our own. It's part of the human condition. Fortunately, professional counseling and psychotherapy can help you develop ways of moving forward through the places where you feel stuck. The empathic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship I offer can help you discover, or rediscover, your own strengths to heal, thrive, and create the relationships and life you desire.
(925) 203-9205 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Barton Lynch, Psychologist in Orinda, CA
Barton Lynch
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
"Anyone with children knows that they are challenging as well as rewarding. It is when these challenges outweigh the loving relationship that children start to typically manifest symptoms. Due to internal and/or environmental stresses, children can become withdrawn, oppositional, easily overwhelmed, and scared. This in turn can compromise your child's present and future relationships, academic performance, self-esteem, and the parent -child relationship. When difficulties are addressed early, children gain a sense of mastery and safety lasting a lifetime." Dr. Lynch has worked with young children in preschool, research, state/county, and clinical settings over the last ten years.
(925) 308-5238 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Nicole Kangas, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Nicole Kangas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT, JD
Verified
*VIDEO/PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE* Do you find yourself facing difficult or unexpected struggles? Responding to life's challenges can be hard and can result in stress and unwanted feelings or symptoms. I am here to help you gain the strength, confidence, and clarity needed to tackle life’s obstacles and to feel well. I work with individuals from adolescence through adulthood who are dealing with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, relationship and parenting concerns, grief and loss, trauma recovery, and more. I also help couples work through problems and strengthen their bond.
(925) 660-7363 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ilana Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Orinda, CA
Ilana Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I do parent consults, parent coaching, and co- parent coaching with almost all child and adolescent cases.
Hello! I am a psychotherapist in the Bay Area, California, who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My style of therapy is relational, strength based, evidence based, and integrative. I am warm, authentic, humorous (we have to have humor in the hard times!) and direct. The therapeutic relationship between my clients and me is of the utmost importance. I see it as a collaborative, personal, and ever evolving one.
(415) 301-7417 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Joanna Hill in Orinda, CA
Joanna Hill
MSW, MPA
Thank you for taking this step to feel better and to improve your life! It will happen! Whether you are feeling anxious, stuck or depressed, there are always better feelings ahead. I am dedicated to providing you with caring counseling to facilitate WELL-BEING-- please stop and think about what this would mean for you!-- and to your own solutions. I participate actively in our enjoyable sessions, as a teacher/ healer and listener/ learner. I specialize in stress, life transitions, anxiety, family relationships, parenting , psychiatric diagnoses, and loved ones with medical/ psychiatric/ addiction issues.
(202) 640-4234 
View
Office is near:
Orinda, CA 94563
Offers online therapy


See more therapy options for Orinda

Parenting Therapists
If you're looking for a parenting counselor in Orinda or for an Orinda parenting therapist, these professionals provide therapy for parents. They include parenting therapists, parenting psychologists, parenting psychotherapists and parenting counselors. They can help with single parent therapists, Orinda single parenting, parent involvement, child parenting, new parents, parent education and general issues relating to parents and children.